Jakarta: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a five-day, three-nation visit, flew kites along with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at a Kite exhibition in Jakarta on Wednesday.
“Cultural connect touching the skies! Ramayana themed joint kite exhibit unveiled…Ahmedabad and Jakarta Kite Museums exchange MoUs. PM @narendramodi and Indonesian President @jokowi together taking the relationship to new heights!,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
The two leaders also visited at Istiqlal Mosque here.
“Glad to have visited the Istiqlal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
“Ramadan Karim! Indonesian President @jokowi accompanied PM @narendramodi during a visit to Istiqlal Mosque, the national mosque of Indonesia and the largest in southeast Asia, in the holy month of Ramadan,” the official spokesperson of MEA tweeted.
Earlier the two countries signed 15 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs).
At the end of the delegation level talks led by Prime Minister Modi and President Joko Widodo, the two countries signed MoUs in various fields including, defence, space technology, scientific and technological cooperation, railways, health, medicine, public administration and interaction between think tanks.
Both countries also agreed to celebrate 70 years of their diplomatic relations in 2019-20.
Under Business to Business (B2B) and Government to Business (G2B) the agreements were signed between Kite Museum Ahmedabad and Layang Layang Gujarat to promote and popularise the art of kite designing.
The two sides also recognized the importance of the Blue Economy as a driver of inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development in the region.
Prime Minister Modi, who is on a three-nation tour to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, reached Jakarta last evening.
He began his first official engagement in the Indonesian capital by laying a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery and was then accorded a ceremonial welcome with a guard of honour at the Istana Merdeka-one of the six presidential palaces of Indonesia.
The aim of the visit is to enhance India’s relations and engagements with all the three countries, which forms Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).